the e-z base, e-z mender and e-z spike offer simple solutions for all types of fence post projects. allows easy repair of rotted or damaged 4x4 wood posts installed in concrete or dirt; reinforces weakened wood posts without having to replace the post or the concrete; sold individually; use in pairs
tree roots can pose a significant challenge during fence construction. installing fence posts is a difficult task when you encounter roots from a tree. you will have to change the post location or
put a 4' steel angle in the hole, bolt it to the fence post with lag bolts and pour concrete into the post hole to hold the angle. i built a whole fence with steel angles in concrete ..that was over 35 years ago. the wood posts were raised 1/2' above ground before being bolted to the angle they never rotted.
if you would like to find out how to mix the concrete for your fence post click through to our mixing concrete project. alternatively if you only require a small amount to concrete a small fence post or repair an area of concrete then your local diy shed should have a range of diy pre mixed and ready mix concretes ideal for fixing fence posts.
the fence was leaning on a 45 degree angle, it was that bad. i was able to easily use the ez mender on the post that didn't have concrete around it. i pounded it in by myself with a sledge hammer down to where it's marked, which leaves about 8' or so above ground. i did one mender on each side of the post.
also if you have a wood fence post try out fence post mender to repair that cracked or rotted fence post timber in minutes without having to remove any concrete. fences posts are usually pretty cheap to replace but the labor involved can ruin your plans for the rest of the day.
any of the videos they show you doing this with less than 3000 hammer strikes per mender is absolute nonsense. it does work but the problem is this - the tolerances between any existing concrete and your fence post is small enough to make ramming a metal frame into the gap nearly impossible.
now youll need to drill your deck screws into the fence mender to secure it to the fence post. once all of your fence posts are secured with your fence menders youll need to pour the concrete. you need to make absolutely sure that three things are happening here: that youre using fence post concrete which is rated for this task.
simply drive the repair stakes into the ground between the fence post and the concrete base and screw them into place. before you know it, your post will be solid and strht once again. and this is no temporary fix - post buddy will give your fence support for years to come.
concrete is a no-no for fence posts. it has been awhile since i wrote about fence posts, but a buddy asked about replacing some a few weeks ago, so i decided it was time again. his dilemma is that hes replacing posts that were replacements for previous posts, and those replacements were set in concrete.
the good news is you may not need to go through all of this work. there are other options you could reinforce the post with wood or metal insert, use a fence post mender, or fence post spike. first, remove the fence post cap to inspect inside the vinyl post. it may be hollow or have supports that can be replaced.
one post had concrete base, second post had no concrete on our side. two different install methods using fence mender we found online. this is how we installed it.
this inspired the boys to go ahead and fence our section this weekend. when they put up the fence this week, they used fence post spikes instead of drilling post holes and securing the posts with concrete. when it came time to discuss our section of fencing, our neighbour wanted to use fence post spikes again.
even if the post bottom is not set in concrete, it can mean a lot of digging and a lot of hassle to get the fibrous, crumbling end out of the hole. if the post was set in concrete, it's even harder to get it out. you might as well dig a new post hole next to the old footing and offset the post spacing pattern.
the advantage to not using concrete or gravel is if a fence post starts to lean in the future, all you have to do to strhten it is to dig out the soil on the side of the post where its leaning away from. you then tilt the fence post back up so its plumb and put the soil back on the other side of the post.
when setting the fix-a-fence in place and aligning it with a level, i fastened it loosely to the base of the post with one of the lag screws provided. by fastening the fix-a-fence loosely at the base using the bottom hole, allowed me to better align the system and keep it in place while pouring in the concrete.
hardware store such as orchard supply--there is a steel product called fence post mender. get a couple first to try. go on the other side of the fence this takes more than one person push a fence post up strht follow directions on the post mender push the mender down in the ground as far as you can 'against' the post and using as heavy a hammer you can manage pound the metal mender into the ground tight against your existing post---now go on to the next post and repeat..these menders
how to reinforce a weak fence post. fence posts naturally weaken and rot, whether they're cut from treated or untreated lumber, installed directly in contact with soil or encased in a concrete footing. it's more or less just a matter of time. fence posts typically break at the greatest stress point, and once that happens, the adjacent fence sections start leaning over.
i would look to either replace the entire post and just sink the 6x6 4 feet into the ground without concrete or do the 'quick fix' and break the fence off into two sections - take the 16 foot section of fence with the bad post in the middle , disassemble the fence properly, cut off the rotten 6x6 level to the ground leaving the concrete and remaining post in the ground , install 2 6x6's exactly in between the two posts i would think that puts them around the 5 1/2 foot mark without
set new posts where the middles of the panels used to be: this should be virgin territory, so it's no harder than starting a new fence. cut one of the panels in half: use the two pieces to span the short stretches at the ends. put the other panels in place. pros: costs are low, not much higher than option 2.
the last bit of fence repair involved removing the 2×4 bracing i set up in step i. give your fence a wiggle to test your fence; it should be much sturdier. if the post is secure, thats it in particularly bad cases, you can also install an e-z mender on the opposite side of your post. there you have it.
how to fix a leaning vinyl fence post in concrete, fences, posts, railings and gates - leaning fence post vinyl no reasonable amount of concrete will solve your problem in loose soil. one post had concrete base, second post had no concrete on our side.
fence post diggers and augers are great tools for removing aged cemented fence posts but even they require a good amount of work to operate and can take the average weekend warrior anywhere from 2-5 hours to disassemble a fence, then dig and remove the buried concrete. the good news is you may not need to go through all of this work.
these will go through both the spur and into the fence post to ensure maximum stability. a plate washer on the coach screw will improve the fixing. 4. secure your spur ensure your screws are tight and now comes the fun part its time to secure the spur and the post with concrete.
i picked up a couple of the 'fence mender' deals, but when i just now got down to work on the posts, it's not the post that's rotting out as i assumed, and the problem that the fence mender would fix , it's the concrete. as i dug down, on both of the posts i started digging, the concrete had broken off on at least one side, sometimes more, and was coming out in chunks about 4 inches tall.